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The City of Antwerp opted in favour of a “mobile first” strategy in its digital transformation, to bring its services closer to people. After an in-depth user survey, development is now in full swing. The app is expected to be launched in autumn 2022
Last June the world renowned Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts said goodbye to its legendary head of the fashion department, Walter Van Beirendonck. After much speculation Brandon Wen was appointed as the new creative director, a clear choice from the academy towards fresh ideas and new paths for the department. We met with Brandon Wen just two weeks after the news had been announced, curious to get to know this creative free spirit and to hear about his ambitions.
Since April 2020, the City of Antwerp has been launching regular calls to start-ups and SMEs to apply for grants. These are theme-based calls to submit innovation projects in fields or sectors where the city authority is interested to support entrepreneurs.
Atlas Copco's Antwerp plant has a major innovation program. With this, it is consolidating its leading position in the Swedish group.
The first European Hydrogen Investment Summit takes place in Antwerp on June 22.
Plug and Play Maritime is an Antwerp-based accelerator aimed at stimulating innovation for a greener, smarter, and safer maritime industry. They showcased the first results of the innovation projects during their inaugural EXPO Day in the Botanic Sanctuary in Antwerp.
Medical Drone Operator Helicus meticulously prepares unmanned aviation and drone transport for medical purposes in Antwerp and beyond.
Barges navigating canals with no captain on board. It may sound like science-fiction, but it is the reality in Flanders, thanks to Seafar. In their futuristic command centre in Antwerp, CEO Louis-Robert Cool talks about how Seafar approaches this, how unique it is, and the links with space technology.